RIU Hotels continues to reactivate its properties in the Caribbean. The hotel chain reopened two hotels in Jamaica (the Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril and the Riu Reggae in Montego Bay) and its hotel in the Bahamas, the Riu Palace Paradise Island, on May 1. With this, it continues with the resumption of its operations in the Caribbean, where it already has 24 of its 27 hotels open in the different destinations where it operates.
These openings are due to the improvement that has occurred in recent months in terms of occupancy, both in the local and international markets. In order to continue with this growth, RIU Hotels has announced that all RIU clients from countries that require a negative antigen result for their return, will be able to take the tests free of charge in Jamaica and the Bahamas, in addition to offering the possibility of perform PCR. With this, tourist trips and the return to the country of origin are facilitated.
The imminent openings of the Riu Palace Tropical Bay and the Riu Reggae leave RIU’s portfolio in Jamaica, where it has more than 3,000 rooms, operating almost 100%, with only the reopening of the Riu Negril pending. If the opening of the Riu Palace Paradise Island is added to this, the chain would have almost completed its total opening in the Caribbean, pending the opening of the Riu Tequila (Playa del Carmen, Mexico), the Riu Negril (Negril, Jamaica ) and the Riu Palace Macao (Punta Cana).
After these openings and two others that will take place in Morocco and Spain in the coming days, RIU will have 56 of its 100 hotels open around the world, great news after the closure of its entire hotel offer in March 2020 due to the pandemic situation.